Internet of things is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. This also applies to components of machines, for example a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig.If anything has an on and off switch then chances are it can be a part of the IoT. The IoT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things.
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Internet of Things is a developing field wherein the basic backbone of the system is (you guessed it!) the Internet. Every single device you have is envisioned to be connected to the internet, so much so that there will be more connected devices online then humans eventually. This has already begun – there are air conditioners available in the market that can switch on, set themselves to a suitable (or assigned temperature), and run for a specified period of time from a single SMS. There are lamps available (see Philips Hue), wherein you can change the colour of the light using your smartphone. Services like Telegram, with their latest update, seek to eventually be the single source point where you will be able to connect, control and service your gadgets, all of which happen to be connected to the internet.
While the entire idea of using an SMS to activate your AC when you could just come home and do it seems laughable at first, you eventually realize that the concept of IoT, already in implementation can do so much, such that eventually you can literally do everything you want to without as much as lifting a finger. Pretty exciting, isn’t it?
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the phenomenon of everyday devices connecting to the Internet through tiny embedded sensors and computing power.
The idea is that not only your computer and your smartphone can talk to each other, but also all the things around you. From connected homes and cities to connected cars and roads to devices that track an individual’s behavior and use the data collected for “push” services. There are numerous applications that will solve everyday problems and lead to new customer experiences.
The fitness trackers like Fitbit and smart watches like the iWatch are some current examples of Internet of Thing devices. But quite likely, this is only the start of a connected and quantified world that will look very different in 10 years.
I recently wrote a blog post to explain the Internet of Things to people who love chocolate but have no clue what IoT is. The post might help you make sense of this phenomenon and help explain the Internet of Things to your friends or parents…
The following slide would help to enhance your knowledge on IoT
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Internet of Things: A network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors.
One IoT device connects to another to transmit information using Internet transfer protocols. IoT platforms serve as the bridge between the devices’ sensors and the data networks.
The following are some of the top IoT platforms on the market today:
- Amazon Web Services
- Microsoft Azure
- ThingWorx IoT Platform
- IBM’s Watson
- Cisco IoT Cloud Connect
You can get more information about it on Business Insider. 🙂